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One Acadiana announces next leader

One Acadiana (1A) announced the selection of Troy Wayman as its next president and CEO. Wayman is vice president of Economic Development for the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, a 2,000-member organization and economic development group.
Wayman’s appointment is effective Feb. 15. Jim Bourgeois, 1A’s interim president & CEO and executive director of Business Development since 2015, will serve throughout the transition.

Eunice Police dispatch radio logs

The following are excerpts from the Eunice Police Department radio dispatch logs.
Dec. 21
07:54 Lobby complaint about harassment.
07:59 Break-in at residence in the 200 block of West Maple.
08:58 Subject a hit a pole and left at Walmart.
09:03 Female said she hit the pole at Walmart.
10:08 Male tried to break into residence in the 500 block of Acadia.
10:16 Wreck at 6th and U.S. 190. Both vehicles are off the road.
10:24 Loud music in the 300 block of South Martin Luther King.

Congressman Mike Johnson (center) shares a laugh with State Representative Bernard LeBas (left) and Superintendent of Evangeline Parish Schools Darwan Lazard (right) before a town-hall meeting Friday afternoon at Ville Platte’s Girls and Boys’ Place. Johnson and LeBas were seatmates in the Louisiana House of Representatives before Johnson was elected to Congress last Fall. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Bridging the aisle on Capitol Hill

In the 1939 motion picture Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Jimmy Stewart plays a freshman United States Senator who takes on the political establishment in Washington and ultimately leads a dramatic filibuster to champion his cause on the Senate floor.
While much less dramatic, the freshman United States Congressman from Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District, which includes Evangeline Parish, went to Washington to change the culture of the political establishment.

Evangeline Parish School Board receives clean audit at meeting

The Evangeline Parish School Board heard from Vic Slaven with Kolder, Slaven & Company, LLC at the board’s meeting last Wednesday.
However, before Slaven shared audit information with the board, Ville Platte Elementary’s French Immersion students recited the pledge and sang Christmas songs in French for those in attendance at the meeting.
The students who participated in this activity were Aaliyah James, Elijah Buxton, Isabella Briley, Jayla Poullard, JaCorian Poullard and Khalyl Thibodeaux.

LSU announces Dean’s List, President’s Honor Roll

BATON ROUGE — LSU has announced the names of the students who have made the Dean’s List and the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2017 semester.
The Dean’s List is available directly atlsu.edu/commencement/lists/deans-list/2017-12.php, and the President’s Honor Roll is available directly atlsu.edu/commencement/lists/presidents-honor-roll/2017-12.php.

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